UC Davis meets Wyoming on Sunday at 1 p.m. PDT
In the postseason for the sixth time in 11 years, UC Davis hosts for the first time on Thursday at 6 p.m.
UC Davis awaits semifinal foe for Friday clash at the Honda Center
Bertsch finishes with game-high 26 points to lead four in double figures
UC Davis travels to UC Irvine before hosting Hawai'i to tip-off Big West play
2005-06: Started all 28 games, logging 922 minutes (32.9 mpg)... Finished 3rd on team with 330 points (11.8 ppg) and grabbed 118 rebounds (4.2 rpg)... Became program's 12th player to eclipse 1,000-point milestone, finishing season in 8th at 1,104... First player to hit that mark in her third season since Brenda Wyneken in 1983-84... Shot 109-for-252 from the field (.433), 111-for-126 (.881) from the line... Three-throw success rate would have ranked 13th in Division I had UC Davis officially counted among NCAA statistical leaders... Was 2nd among D-I independent players, behind teammate Jessica Campbell... Led team with 22 blocks, moving her into 5th on school's career list (70)... Scored in double figures 18 times, includng 20-plus on three occasions... Drained 9 of 10 from the field, including her season's only three-pointer, for season-best 26 points against UC Santa Barbara (2/11)... Scored 20 points at home vs. UC Irvine (1.4) and at Cal State Fullerton (1/28), hitting perfect 8-for-8 from the line each time... Grabbed season-best 10 rebounds agains Fullerton (3/2)... Posted 5 assists four times, most recently at Cal State Northridge (2/4)... Played all 40 minutes three times: at Cal (11/22), vs. San Francisco (12/1) and at Sacramento State (12/10).
2004-05: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT SECOND TEAM... Started all 27 games at power forward... Averaged 34.5 minutes per start... Led team in scoring with 368 points (13.6 ppg)... Shot 145-298 (.487) FGs, 71-87 (.877) FTs... Success rate at charity stripe ranks 3rd all-time at UC Davis... Also connected on 7 of 15 three-point attempts (.467), grabbed 141 rebounds (5.2 rpg) and had team-best 20 blocks... Scored in double figures 21 times, tying Kimberly Smith for team lead... Was Aggies' top scorer in 13 games... Posted season-best 27 points in opening weekend, hitting 10 of 15 FGs, 2 of 2 three-pointers, 5 of 5 free throws at Air Force (11/20)... Shot 8-for-11 from floor, 6-for-6 from line for 22 points at Cal State Fullerton (2/7)... Hit 9 of 10 free throws in 19-point, 8-rebound performance at home vs. Titans (1/8)... Recorded one double-double, scoring 17 points with 11 boards at UC Irvine (12/11)... Played all 40 minutes on four occasions... Earned career-best 6 assists twice, both at home: vs. Cal Poly (2/14/) and Long Beach State (2/21)... Had 22 of her 50 assists in final six games... Moved into 7th on school's career blocks list (48)... Needs 226 points to become 12th Aggie to surpass 1,000 for career... Also needs 185 rebounds to become 11th player to break 500.
2003-04: ALL-CCAA SECOND TEAM... Played in 28 games, starting 26... Averaged 14.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg... Shot .512 (152-297) from the field, .821 from the line... Finished 2nd among CCAA leaders in field-goal percentage, 6th in free-throw percentage, 7th in blocks (28), 12th in scoring and 15th in rebounding... Points total ranks 2nd in school history among freshmen players... Only Carol Rische's 459 (1979-80) scored more... Free throw total ranks T5th in school's season list, while percentage is 7th... Scored in double figures 22 times... Had five games with 20-plus, including season-best 31 at Chico State (12/29)... Shot 10-for-15 FGs with season's lone three-pointer that night... Also grabbed season-high 15 rebounds and tied a UC Davis single-game mark of 10-for-10 from charity stripe... Previous effort vs. Chico State was 11-for-16 from floor for 25 points and 12 rebounds in 39 minutes (12/2)... Had four double-doubles on the year: the two vs. Chico, plus a 10-13 night vs. Dominican (11/26) and 18-10 performance at Cal Poly (12/6)... Blocked 6 shots vs. UC Santa Cruz, T2nd on Aggies' single-game list... Averaged 17.7 ppg, 8.8 rpg in month of December, aided by .625 (40-64) from the field and .862 (25-29) from the line... Opened season with 22 points vs. Western New Mexico, the most by an Aggie player in her debut (11/24).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saint Francis HS in 2003, where she spent her junior and senior years... Attended Archbishop Mitty in San Jose as a sophomore (2000-01) and Oak Park & River Forest HS in Oak Park, Ill. as a freshman (1999-2000)... Two-time team MVP at Saint Francis... Earned second-team All-Central Coast Section, first-team All-West Catholic Athletic League and All-Mid Peninsula honors as a senior... Garnered all-section and all-league accolades as a junior... Key stats: averaged 14.3 ppg, 10 rpg in 2002-03; 13.7 ppg, 10 rpg in 2001-02... Helped Mitty capture CCS D-I title in 2001... SFHS advanced to CCS D-II final in 2003... Won Academic Excellence award for four-year cumulative high honors.
PERSONAL: Born in Minsk, Belarus... Economics and international relations double major... Parents are Dr. Peter Porshnev & Liudmilla Porshneva... Has played AAU ball for Court Masters (Oak Park, Ill.), FEBA Superfriends (Chicago, Ill.), Orinda Magic and San Jose Metro... Helped Court Masters to 15-and-under nationals in 2000... Plans on eventually earning her Ph.D degree.
Defense carries Aggies to Big West title game
Official watch parties hosted by Woodstock's Pizza in Downtown Davis
Madness begins in Anaheim for top-seeded Aggies
Gross Repeats as Coach of the Year; Five Aggies Honored
Both basketball teams featured in final Coaches Show
Gianotti’s career high leads Aggies in season finale
Bertsch’s big night lifts Aggies past Titans
Big West Tournament Central
(Friday: 12 p.m.; ESPN3)